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Grantham (Repost)

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by tilly, Oct 12, 2019.

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  1. tundragator

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    Are you saying grantham is on the hot seat?
     
  2. tilly

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    No lol. I am saying he has flaws and they showed. Where have I suggested he be fired or that he is on the hot seat?
     
  3. LAGatorDoc

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    I was telling that poster that I disagree with his post about firing position coaches. particularly our best recruiting position coach.
     
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  4. freedomgator

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    Your criticism appears to be that he didn't yolo blitz. Why do you think he didn't? Just too flawed to think of it?
     
  5. filamg8torfan

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    Sorry. My post was not directed at you. It was for the guy you quoted. I should have just quoted him, instead of replying in your comment. I apologize again for the misdirection.
     
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  6. LAGatorDoc

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    No worries. I was thinking the exact same thing.
     
  7. tilly

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    Playing too conservative perhaps?
    Listen man. I am no coach basher. I pumped Champs sunshine even after the Vandy loss. I am just asking a simple question. Do we occasionally see what Grantham's former fan bases talked about?
     
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  8. tmape01

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    yes, Gator fans - it is OK to be critical of literally the worst defensive performance in SEC history.

    this is an online forum to discuss Gator sports. we are free citizens and we can freely access the internet.

    no, Todd Grantham should not be fired. seeing as he was almost going to leave seven months ago to become the head coach of the Bengals, it's not like Grantham is a lifelong Gator or even much of a Gator @ heart at all (he of the infamous Chaz Henry Choke Debacle) - so the smart money is on him taking another job in January, no matter what anyone says on this board.

    try to keep in mind that we live in America. it is OK to be critical when expressing yourself in a public forum. again, this was the single-worst defensive performance in SEC history.

    many of you might be much more comfortable with life in China, where you can only be positive when talking online about powerful and important figures in society or they arrest you.

    90% of the posts on this thread should end with "THERE IS ONLY ONE GATOR NATON"
     
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  9. justinwitt07

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    Arrest this man :)
     
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  10. sHiNeR2

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    I've yet to see anyone here question if he should be fired. I think that is ridiculous. BUT, as Tilly stated, that was the worst defensive performance in SEC history. We have multiple people on our defense who will play in the NFL. Even Vandy didn't allow the yards per play that we allowed on Saturday.

    I'm no defensive specialist, but we had to try something else. Heck, maybe we did, but I never would've thought we would turn in the worst defensive performance ever (yards per play).
     
  11. GatorSko

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    Look......
    Grantham is a damn good DC. He has to know that this was, by far, his worst game as a Gator. As far as game strategy, preparation, use of personnel, and in game adjustments are concerned..... he has to know he was pathetic. That was the biggest contribution to the loss.

    That being said...... we have bigger more meaningful games to play moving forward. I expect the lsu game to be an anomaly. I expect to not see anything close to this level of ineptitude for the rest of the season. Not when representing the east is an actual goal.

    If so, then we have a problem.
     
  12. formerg8er

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    Watching the end of the LSU game Mullen walked towards Grantham on the sidelines and Grantham seemed to say "I Fu**ed up", Now I could be wrong, but it looked pretty clear.

    If so, what is he referring to?
     
  13. gatorpa

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    That was the adjustment we should have tried. Surprised we didn't. Grantham has been very good in the past (mostly) at making those changes.... See UK game this year and the USCe game last year.

    The UGA last year is a bad example, they found a very weak link and just picked one player, after that it was bad.
     
  14. gatorpa

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    That is literally one of the most hyperbolic statements ever.
     
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  15. antny

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    That guy has not articulated one valid response. Insults and generic hyperbole. He is a legend in his own mind. Who else would announce their retirement from a message board out of exasperation and then return with a different name?
     
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  16. antny

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    Eh....based on their efficiency it isn't that far off although a bit much. There have been many games where we gave up more points or yards but put up more resistance. Our offenses were either totally inept or turned the ball over but teams rarely moved the ball with the same ease that LSU did Saturday
     
  17. DivePlay

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    Tilly glad to see you say this because sometimes this board can be nothing but praise.

    I think it is 100% legitimate to question Grantham. Any coach with the moniker "Third And Grantham" deserves to have a critical eye pointed their way from time to time. If there were nothing to it then the name never would have gained any traction. Now, I don't know how valid it is in reality, but enough fans have seen it in this person's history that we should all keep an eye on it. Again no one is saying fire the guy, but if he has a known weakness vs certain teams then we should be prepared to address the issue at some point.

    That being said, I am not sure what should have been done. They were gashing us with everything. Cover the receivers and Burrow scrambles for easy first down. Rush the QB and he burns you with 40 yard pass. Attempt to stuff the run and have your *&$# pushed in by the RB even when you know he was coming.

    Did Grantham address any of this in any post game presser?
     
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  18. gatortenor37

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    Vandy gave up 66 points. How is that better?
     
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  19. DivePlay

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    Gaahh...sorry conflated two threads I am active in at the same time. Sorry. Can't multitask.
     
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  20. GameTime1

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    Aside from "3rd and Grantham ", what did they say?
     
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